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Edward C. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Edward C. Lawrence, Ph.D. is a Professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has won several national research awards and has more than 40 publications in leading journals. Currently his research is focused on health care economics and on improving the efficiency of the pharmaceutical distribution system.
Peter J. Levin, 10 Minutes with the Senator
Between 2001-2006, Peter was Dean of the School of Public Health at the University at Albany (SUNY). From 1997-2001, he was Health Policy Counsel to Senator Connie Mack (FL-R) responsible for biomedical research, cancer, academic medical centers, long term care, managed care and Medicare. Peter has spent nearly a half-century in the public health arena, was the CEO of two teaching hospitals, the Dean of three Schools of Public Health, and has been a board member of three billion-dollar non-profit healthcare organizations.
Chris Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies
Chris Jennings is a 28-plus-year health policy veteran of the Congress, the White House, and the private sector. This former senior healthcare adviser to President Clinton currently serves as president of Jennings Policy Strategies (JPS), a health policy consulting firm that specializes in assisting public and private purchasers as well as other stakeholders secure higher quality, more affordable health care.
G. Lawrence Atkins, Ph.D.
Dr. Atkins is President of the National Academy of Social Insurance in Washington, DC and a health policy consultant. He recently retired from Merck & Co., Inc. where he was Executive Director, U.S. Public Policy with responsibility for U.S. public policy development and policy analysis to support government affairs and product development. Dr. Atkins is a veteran of more than 30 years of health and social policy analysis, policy development, and legislative representation at the local, state, and federal levels. He directed Public Policy at Schering-Plough Corporation; was founder and President of Health Policy Analysts, Inc., a firm providing consultation on pharmaceutical, health benefit, and health care reimbursement issues; was Executive Director of the Corporate Health Care Coalition, an alliance of Fortune 100 companies on federal and state health reform issues; and headed a health and benefits policy practice in the Washington office of the New York law firm Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts. During the 1990s, Dr. Atkins served on two quadrennial Social Security Advisory Commissions – 1991 as a Commission member and 1995 as a member of the Technical Panel. glatkins48(at)gmail.com
Dan Crane is the Frederick Paul Furth, Sr., Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, where he teaches antitrust, contracts, and legislation and regulation. He is also affiliated as a counsel with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Crane has written over thirty scholarly articles and five books on antitrust law and related topics, including The Making of Competition Policy: Selected Sources (with Herbert Hovenkamp, Oxford University Press 2012) and The Institutional Structure of Antitrust Enforcement (Oxford University Press 2011). He was previously a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a visiting professor at New York University, the University of Chicago, the Portuguese Catholic University, and Haifa University. dancrane(at)umich.edu